College basketball preview: No. 8 Florida Gators at No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats
No. 8 Florida
at No. 1 Kentucky
When/where: 7; Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.
TV/radio: ESPN; 620-AM
Records: Florida 19-4, 7-1 SEC; Kentucky 23-1, 9-0
Notable: The Gators are 0-7 vs. the Wildcats when Kentucky is No. 1. … Kentucky leads the league in 11 categories, including scoring defense, scoring margin and rebounding. … Florida leads the SEC with 80.1 points per game, while the Wildcats are second at 78.2. But Kentucky's defense has been tenacious the past four games, holding opponents to 52 points or fewer. … Four of Kentucky's nine SEC wins have come by 23 or more points. … UF leads the nation in 3-pointers made, but Kentucky holds teams to 31.6 percent from beyond the arc.
Times staff writer